Today's Local News

Mt. Pleasant Man Running for Senate

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:24 am

A Mt. Pleasant man, Rich Taylor, will be making a run for the State Senate. Taylor is a 57 year old Democrat who retired after working 26 years at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison. He tells us he’s lived in Henry County his whole life.

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Production Barrow Weigh In Coming Up

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington County Fair Swine Committee is offering a production barrow division again for this year’s county fair.  

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Earthquake Disaster Exercise Happening This Month

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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An opportunity for anyone who is part of the Community Emergency Response Team or Washington County COAD is coming up to take part in an exercise as part of a disaster planning and response team.  

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Ag Week Focuses on Finances

Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:21 am

KCII is continuing to air special edition news magazines saluting agriculture.

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Board of Supervisors Approve Road Project Bids

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved two grading projects as part of their meeting yesterday.  

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Washington City Council Discussing Budget Tonight

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:29 am

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The Washington City Council is meeting tonight to discuss the fiscal year 2013 budget.  

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Power Outage Affects Many in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The power is back on this morning after a power pole caught fire on 3rd Avenue and East Madison Street yesterday afternoon.

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Wellman Water Service to be Turned off This Afternoon

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:27 am

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The city of Wellman has announced that they will be turning off water to the entire city beginning at 1:00 this afternoon until 6:00 this evening. 

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Mid-Prairie Leans Towards Current Site for New Central Office

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Mid-Prairie School District has been planning the construction of a new Central Office to replace the aging current building. They had previously decided to build a new building rather than renovate the old one, or purchase and existing property.

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Teen Help Desk Available Today

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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The Washington Public Library is hosting a tech help desk today in celebration of Teen Tech Week.  

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Keota Council Signs Pool Agreement

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The Keota City Council met on Monday night for their regular meeting. One of the items addressed was the pool agreement with Lagos Acres. The city agreed to fix the pool lights lights in exchange for leftover chemicals from the previous year.

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Open Cattle Show Coming Next Month

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Washington County 4-H is sponsoring an IJBBA Sanctioned Cattle Show next month.  

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Columbus School Board Hold Second Budget Workshop

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The Columbus Community School District Board will be meeting on Monday night for their second budget workshop for 2012-2013. The bulk of the meeting will focus on funding projections.

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Ag Week Programs Continue Today Looking at Education

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:21 am

KCII is continuing to air special edition news magazines this week saluting agriculture.  

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Power Loss in Washington

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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Power is back on after a power pole caught fire on 3rd and Madison St. Alliant Energy turned power off due to the fire and 1460 residents in Washington lost power for a short period of time.

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Wellman Water Service to be Turned off Tomorrow

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 11:58 am

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The city of Wellman has announced that they will be turning off water to the entire city beginning at 1:00 tomorrow afternoon until 6:00 tomorrow evening.  

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Iowa County Man and Woman Sentenced for Possessing Drugs

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 6:30 am

A man and woman from Iowa County have been sentenced to federal prison for drug possession.  

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Latest Snowfall Does Not Change Spring Flooding Outlook

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The recent snowfall events southeast Iowa has seen has not changed the National Weather Service’s spring flooding outlook of the year.  

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Crop Insurance Deadlines Coming Up

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 6:26 am

With the dry winter that’s coming to a close, and a dry summer predicted as well, many states have warned farmers that they should get crop insurance for their fields. But deadlines for crop insurance are coming up. The sales closing date is March 15th.

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Conservation Board Set to Discuss the Marr Park Trail

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Washington County Conservation Board will be meeting next week to talk about the Ainsworth to Marr Park Trail. They will be discussing and making changes to the construction plans, budget, and opening ceremony plans for the project.

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